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** <c>Scissors Lizard</c> also became an Artifact Lizard in the ''[[Unglued]]'' [[Gatherer]] update.
 
** <c>Scissors Lizard</c> also became an Artifact Lizard in the ''[[Unglued]]'' [[Gatherer]] update.
 
* Thrinaxes are named after a type of prehistoric Earth therapsids.<ref>{{DailyRef|arcana/real-life-thrinaxes-2009-05-28|Real-Life Thrinaxes|[[Magic Arcana]]|May 28, 2009}}</ref>
 
* Thrinaxes are named after a type of prehistoric Earth therapsids.<ref>{{DailyRef|arcana/real-life-thrinaxes-2009-05-28|Real-Life Thrinaxes|[[Magic Arcana]]|May 28, 2009}}</ref>
* The name of the <c>Hall Monitor</c> of ''[[Strixhaven: School of Mages]] is wordplay referring to [[Wikipedia:Monitor lizard|Monitor lizards]].
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* <c>Vine Gecko</c> from ''[[Zendikar Rising]]'' is a reference to the [[Wikipedia:GEICO gecko|GEICO gecko]], as it reduces costs.
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* The name of the <c>Hall Monitor</c> of ''[[Strixhaven: School of Mages]]'' is wordplay referring to [[Wikipedia:Monitor lizard|Monitor lizards]].
   
 
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Lizard
Lizard.jpg
Creature Type
(Subtype for creature/tribal cards)
Statistics
63 cards
{U} 3.2% {B} 6.3% {R} 42.9% {G} 31.7% {U/R} 1.6% {B/G} 1.6% {G/U} 6.3% {M} 3.2% {artifact symbol} 3.2%
as of Strixhaven: School of Mages
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type:"Lizard"

Lizard is a predominantly red and green creature type used for any land-based reptiles with limbs and external ears (snakes lack both these characteristics). A related humanoid race is Viashino.

The first creature to bear the type was Leaping Lizard in Homelands (though the Pygmy Allosaurus from Ice Age was later issued errata to become Lizard instead of a Dinosaur).

For gaming reasons Dinosaurs were included in this subtype before they became a supported creature type again with the Ixalan block.

Examples

Regular lizards

Dinosaurs

Main article: Dinosaur

Storyline

Alara

On Jund, Viashino thrashes keep iguanars as hunting companions, giving them wounded captives as playthings.

They spiky thrinaxes have responded to Jund's ferocious food chains by adapting to reproduce by being eaten.[1]

Ulgrotha

Leapers are giant, mud-colored lizards on Ulgrotha that can jump many feet into the air. They are generally dumb, but smart enough to catch vermin to eat and dig holes in winter. Some in An-Havva believe that they were once humans, transformed into lizards by Autumn Willow.

Zendikar

A large lizard species known as lagac has developed from the earliest forms of life on Zendikar and withstood both the Eldrazi invasion and the rise of the civilized races.[2] Some are used as mounts,[3] while others can breathe fire.[4]

Rath

Rootwallas, lizards with orange bodies and tails and blue heads and legs, resemble real-life chuckwallas. Some are covered in armored plates.[5] Their fate after the Rathi Overlay is not known.

Ravnica

On Ravnica, in the Undercity, the Golgari Swarm devkarin keep monitor lizards as pack animals and crocodiles as hunting companions.

Notable Lizards

Unknown

Tokens

Token Name Color Type Line P/T Text Box Source Printings
Frog Lizard Green Creature — Frog Lizard 3/3
Lizard Green Creature — Lizard 2/2
Red Creature — Lizard 8/8

Trivia

References